04 June 2010

All I wanna do it sit and read with an afghan over my legs..

Summer is well underway for most of us, and I am proud to say that my summer reading is coming along nicely. Since school got out in mid May, I have already completed three books on my summer reading list, and am half way through my fourth (thank you, four days in a car!).

Here are the books I've read so far:

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
Third time reading this little gem. I adore this book.
It really helps put life into perspective.
If you haven't read it yet, you are in for a treat.

Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare
Who doesn't love a little comedic verse?
This was my book club assignment for June. A fantastic read-aloud.
I'll probably end up reading it again before the meeting.
I cannot get enough of Shakespeare's wit.

Catch Me If You Can, by Frank Abagnale
Oh yes, this book was more than ample food for
my addiction to non-fiction.
Everyone loves the Leo DiCaprio/ Tom Hanks movie, right?
The book is even better.
Get inside the head one of the most audacious criminals in history!

Not Buying It, by Judith Levine
This book I'm not quite finished with yet, but I am really enjoying it so far.
It follows author Judy Levine and her parter, Paul, who, sick of our relentless consumer culture, decided to "Not Buy It" by purchasing nothing but the bare necessities for one year.

Other books on my reading list for Summer '10 include:
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort
Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World, Greg Critser
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
Little Heathens, Mildred Armstrong Kalish

And the list goes on.

This is why I love summertime.
Sadly, it's way too hot for an afghan.


  1. Just got Catch Me if you Can out of the Library, and some of these other ones are lookin mighty fine tooo...

  2. Fantastic. We should start a long distance book club.

    Annnd, it's all about the afghans..

  4. I've seen catch me if you can but dont know if its the same as the book. I love this post - it makes me want to get reading again!